Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Question

my blue heeler always nips at my face she goes to lick you and instead nips and you tell her no...


my blue heeler always nips at my face she goes to lick you and instead nips and you tell her no kisses she licks you then nips again she just won't stop what can I do

    In Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 2/16/2012 5:00:05 PM
Try using a spray scope...she will stop.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/29/2012 12:42:43 PM


What you're doing is very good. As an experienced show dog trainer, I have had a few dogs like this. What I recommend is a firm "No."If this does not result in success, simply ignore her and walk away. She will then get the message that is not okay to nip and you don't enjoy it.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/16/2012 3:46:04 PM


You should never ignore or spray your blue heeler with a spray bottle as some of the other people have suggested. The face licking indicates that your dog simply wants your attention and praise. Due to the breed of the dog she is naturally going to want to nip at you that is what she was bred to do. For example if the cattle she was herding ignored her she will nip at their heels and ignoring her will only make it worse. This will cause her to nip harder and more frequently.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/1/2012 4:48:05 PM